Why this game is intriguing: Suddenly, this game features two of the NFL's most intriguing offenses. We knew Denver would be hard to stop, but who guessed Manning would arrive at his familiar place in the game this quickly? Who knew the no-huddle would look so similar, despite the unfamiliar, orange uniform? On the other hand, who knew the Falcons would look so electric against Kansas City? Remember, this is the same team that didn't score a single offensive point against the Giants in an ugly playoff loss last January. On Monday night, it'll be a fireworks display.
What to watch: The Falcons suffered a brutal setback last week when cornerback Brent Grimes was placed on injured reserve. Definitely not what you want when your defense is trying to gear up to stop Peyton. Now, that trade for Asante Samuel is even bigger, as Atlanta suddenly has two No. 1 corners, instead of three. Manning could simply find the weak link and pick on him. The four-time MVP described himself as still having "limitations" -- that's kind of scary. We'll see the next step in his progression.